Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the ‘Libby Day fund’. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate.
When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent.
Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend – a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black.
But was he capable of murder Libby must delve into her family’s past to uncover the truth – no matter how painful…
The gripping second novel from the author of the mega-bestselling Gone Girl.
“[A] nerve-fraying thriller.” The New York Times
“Flynn’s well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma.” The New Yorker
“A riveting tale of true horror by a writer who has all the gifts to pull it off.” Chicago Tribune
“[A] gripping thriller.” Cosmopolitan
“Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre.” Stephen King
“Another winner!” Harlan Coben
“Gillian Flynn’s writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer.” Kate Atkinson
“Dark Places grips you from the first page and doesn’t let go.” Karin Slaughter
“With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running. Dark Places demonstrates that was no fluke.” Val McDermid